Four Johnston County residents have become independent consultants with Tastefully Simple Inc., a direct seller of easy-to-prepare foods.
They are Alison Wilson of Clayton, firstname.lastname@example.org; Kim Connolly, also of Clayton, email@example.com; Cindy Twigg of Four Oaks, firstname.lastname@example.org; and Susan Marler of Selma, email@example.com.
At home taste-testing parties, these independent business owners offer samples along recipes and serving suggestions.
‘Better Your Brand’
Clayton Women in Networking will present “Better Your Brand,” a seminar, from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at the Wagner House, 121 E. Main St., Clayton. Kelly West, founder of Me Inc., will show business professionals how to develop their own personal brand. Tickets are $20 and include dinner and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are available at four Clayton businesses: Blackley’s Printing, 229 E. Main St.; First Federal Bank 442 E. Main St.; and Shear Serenity Salon, 106 Ellington St. For more information, call 919-553-6813.
The Small Business Center at Johnston Community College has scheduled the following free seminars. To register, call Shelley Gardner at 919-209-2591, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.johnstoncc.edu/sbcregistration.aspx.How to Increase your Credit Score to Over 740 Points Alternative Financing for Your Small Business
Johnston Community College has scheduled the following business training. Except where noted, the fee is $71. For more information, call Rosa Andrews at 919-209-2594 or email email@example.com.
Bank reports higher earnings
KS Bancorp, parent company of KS Bank, has reported quarterly income of $309,000, or 24 cents a share. That’s up from $91,000, or seven cents a share, in the same quarter a year ago.
The quarterly earnings reflected lower expenses. Income itself was down in the quarter.
In announcing its earnings, the bank said it would not pay a third-quarter dividend.
Women in Networking to award scholarship
The Clayton Women in Networking are accepting applications for their first Business Scholarship.
The scholarship will go to a woman 19 or older who wants to further her education and enhance her business career. Criteria include financial need, personal circumstances, achievements and educational goals.
The deadline to apply is Nov. 15, and Women in Networking will announce the winner in December. For more information, or to receive an application, contact Martha Stovall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-585-5044 or Lucy Bianchi at email@example.com or 919-550-3331.
Panel discussion on work, family
A panel discussion on “taking care of business” at work and home is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Hinnant Family Vineyards, 826 Pine Level-Micro Road near Pine Level. WRAL-TV news anchor Debra Morgan will moderate the discussion on balancing family and career responsibly.
The luncheon is a project of the Chamber Women’s Business Network. Tickets cost $30. For more information, call 919-934-9166 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.